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Education Major: with Dual Teaching Certification in Grades PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8

Education Major: with Dual Teaching Certification in Grades PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8

Education with Dual Certification in Grades Prek-4 and Special Education(N-8) at Messiah College

Messiah’s dual certification in Early Childhood and Special Education means you’ll have increased opportunities for employment in both areas.

Completion of your dual teaching certification requirements in Pre-K and Special Education will qualify you to work in a regular educational setting in Pre K-4 or as a special education teacher in preschools, elementary schools and middle schools. If you have a passion for teaching a broad age range of students with diverse learning needs, this major may be for you.

At Messiah, you’ll have extensive opportunities for supervised field work in a variety of school, classroom and demographic settings as both a regular and special educator.

These experiences make our students highly competitive candidates for employment. School administrators who interview and hire our graduates give consistently positive feedback about the instructional design skills of our students.


Early childhood and special education major distinctives
Career options for early childhood and special education majors
Internship and teaching opportunities for early childhood and special education majors
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Students in the early childhood and special education program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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